State of Minnesota

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State of Minnesota Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
63 Reviews
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Pros
  • If you need good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • schedule flexibility, good benefits, good location (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of technology, resistance to change, no clear career path, difficulty attracting young and talented workers (in 2 reviews)

  • pay is frozen (for now), and there are hoards of people ready to jump ship, but just waiting for the job market to improve to be able to leave (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Entry level clerk was a good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Minnesota

    Pros

    gained skills that were helpful later in life

    Cons

    seasonal employment is never ideal

  2.  

    intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at State of Minnesota as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good friendly nice job here great
    I like it very much

    Cons

    no pay I cant do for long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Real people!

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at State of Minnesota as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    After 15 years in corporate America, I came to work for the State and haven't looked back. If you visit any state agency, you see real people, of all ages, genders, ethnicities, colors, and abilities. They are devoted and work with a lot of passion. Money isn't the driving force for most. Instead, they get a lot of meaning from helping those they serve. In other words, these look like people in my neighborhood. Plus, it's a place where you don't feel like a pariah if you are over forty and/or are a person with a disability. My work is meaningful and I can see that already it's making a positive difference in the lives of the people I serve.

    Cons

    Yes, the salaries aren't as high as they are in most corporate jobs and, wherever there are people, there are politics. However, those are the only downsides I've encountered -- and they are not major downsides at all. I have to park far, far away, but, the nice thing is, that with all of that daily exercise I've given up my health club membership!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think of anything.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Very positive

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    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Sandstone, MN
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Sandstone, MN

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding work and many challenges to address in a dynamic environment

    Cons

    Like in any government agency, swings in the political environment can be challenging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    State of Minnesota

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place to work, enjoy my job

    Cons

    low pay. not the State's fault.

  7.  

    Dream job...just at less than dream pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Judicial Clerk in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Judicial Clerk in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at State of Minnesota

    Pros

    Great experience, terrific people, nice benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    If you want to do this as a career, understand that there's really no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Preserve your friendly environment

    Recommends
  8.  

    The State of Minnesota is a great employer.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MO

    I have been working at State of Minnesota

    Pros

    Nice hours and work schedule.

    Cons

    Salary compensation is sometimes lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't give any; Senior Management does an excellent job.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Tax Auditor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance. I can work from home and pick my own hours.

    Cons

    Hard to get the nessassary training needed in order to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent place to work with great support and benefits, room for advancement.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Minnesota

    Pros

    Great benefits and room for growth

    Cons

    Pay for level of qualifications is low compared to private industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trusting your employees is essential for growth and competency. If your employees feel they are being routinely investigated, Job satisfaction and productivity are impacted.

  11.  

    Great place to work, excellent benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexibility, good leadership, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The office culture tends to be a little like high school. Not a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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